Quote from thomeyis »...especially Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Quote from Xyx »How's that? Even if half the rares/mythics spike, that just makes the other half even cheaper. Correlation between "good tournament cards" and "good multiplayer cards" isn't 100%.
Quote from Xyx »So does Crush of Tentacles replace Kederekt Leviathan?
Quote from Xyx »How do you feel about Enclave Cryptologist? It's almost-looter and turns into Archivist later on.
Quote from Prid3 »
Perhaps you could supply your thoughts on the best time to buy the card (as in before it goes up even further/whenever/when the hype dies down/when it rotates/never). That way you would help people decide for themselves when/if to get good-but-expensive cards.
Quote from Xyx »Makes sense, and I guess I should play more Merfolk Looters.
Quote from Xyx »What I want to know is... suppose someone made you an offer you couldn't refuse and bought your entire Magic collection, which cards would you buy again? I'm sure you wouldn't just restrict yourself to cards of $2 or less. I know I'd spend $10 on a Demonic Tutor, for instance. Telling people that a card is expensive" isn't teaching them anything they didn't already know and/or could see for themselves. The real question is whether it's worth it.
Quote from Xyx »Are you kidding?
Quote from znancekivell »Quote from Xyx »Are you kidding?Nope.
Quote from Prid3 »Wizards has explicitly stated in countless articles posted on the mothership website that they tailor huge portions of their design space to casual players.
Quote from znancekivell »Quote from Prid3 »Wizards has explicitly stated in countless articles posted on the mothership website that they tailor huge portions of their design space to casual players. I'll believe it when I see it.
From the price gouging of products from Commander to Event Decks and Duel Decks, to the complete lack of interest in keeping the Secondary Market in check, WotC hasn't done much to give them any accolades from me. Maybe they do, but my wallet doesn't agree with their business practices.
Quote from znancekivell »I agree.
Of course, I also believe that nothing has any value until someone else gives it value. Black Lotus is just a hunk of cardboard played in an imaginary game that doesn't exist unless people choose to believe it does and give it rules. As the Buddhists would say:
"Life is an illusion."
"That someone else makes you pay for."
Quote from Prid3 »Are you trying to make a point or change the subject?
Quote from znancekivell »Quote from Prid3 »Are you trying to make a point or change the subject?Making a point. Money is money after all. How much money do most Casual's have to spend on the Magic scene? 40$ for each Commander deck? 30$ for each Duel Deck?
How much actual value is that buy going to provide for that Casual? If the products that WotC makes for the Casual market are primarily jank with little to no actual value or synergy, what's the point? Money. WotC has to make money off the Casual scene somehow, even if it means giving them the raw end of the deal every time.
Just my view though.
Quote from Prid3 »A corporation's raison d'etre is to generate profits. That's literally its one and only job.
Quote from Morphling »
As always, many many thanks for producing this--you usually do a very good job of it. This list feels a little incomplete, given all the cards up for reviewing. Do you really think this is ALL of the ones worth talking about? I gotta say though; I feel like the individual analyses lack the proper (and usual) context when you don't include a simple letter or number grade. Maybe that's too constrictive though--i could see both sides. I missed them though.
Quote from Morphling »Endbringer Remember when you wrote (re: Blade of Selves) Easiest buyout of my life? Well, I feel the same about this card. This guy feels almost like an Eldrazi planeswalker and is absolutely being overlooked, maybe even in Modern/Standard. Whatever--card is completely stupid. Try it.
Quote from Morphling »SUPER interested to try out Eldrazi Displacer in W/U Blink alongside most of the creatures you mentioned in its writeup, including another you disparaged in another just below it.
Quote from Morphling »Zero words to say about THIS guy? Really?
Quote from Xyx »Just checking, but... are you aware that this is exactly what they are doing right now?
Quote from "Xyx »When's the last time you saw Man-o'-War dominate multiplayer games?
Quote from Morphling »
In the exact same decks, I would value this guy at a rate of 1.5x or even 2x Man o' War. What he does is that much better than a simple bounce effect.
Quote from Prid3 »Quote from Xyx »Just checking, but... are you aware that this is exactly what they are doing right now?
Except that's not even close to reality. The print run for Eternal Masters is ridiculously small and cards like FoW and Wasteland are all going to be printed at rare/mythic. Seriously, call your local LGS and ask them how many boxes of EM that they'll receive.